Count down to Quaynote Palma Superyacht Conferences.

5 weeks to go…. Discounted early bird registrations close in one week’s time on 31st March!

Sponsored by: Jotun Iberica, Port Adriano, Lloyds Register Marine, Bluewater Yachting, Atlas Paint Consultants, Overtemp Marine, Conerstone Management Consultants,  Aco Marine.

Supported by: ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group, Palma Superyacht Show, Network Marine Consultants, AENIB, IIMS, AEGY.

Plenty of delegate bookings and a high level of support from the global superyacht industry has been attracted for the Quaynote Superyacht Conference and Business Networking Events taking place at the Melia Palace Atenea Hotel in Palma at the end of April.

Running alongside the 3rd annual Palma Superyacht Show and the 32nd Boatshow Palma, the Quaynote Conferences are no stranger to the island of Mallorca having run their popular ‘Future of Superyachts’ forums over many years from 2007 onwards, usually just before the Palma Superyacht Cup.

However this is the first time that a conference program designed specifically for management professionals, and captains & crew from the superyacht sector has been conveniently placed within walking distance of the boat show. Many have commented that a conference specifically covering the technical and commercial aspects of superyacht refits is well overdue in Palma, given the port’s dominant position as a provider of yard facilities and tradesmen. The schedule has also been carefully timed to allow overseas visitors a maximised return on their travel costs, allowing them to attend the conferences and the boat show, whilst still leaving time to enjoy some socialising, networking and entertainment.

The organisers have announced a full and varied agenda for this edition, with contributions from many well known speakers, technical panel members and supporting sponsors from the global superyacht industry.

The ‘Future of Refit & Repair’ Conference will open on Thursday 30th April with a welcome speech from Antonio Duedero the director general of Balearic Port & Airports. This will be followed by a keynote address from Rob Papworth, chairman of the ICOMIA Superyacht Refit Group, who will set the tone for the day’s proceedings with some background information on the recent business developments within the refit market.

Sessions on Commercial Refit Contracts, Project Management, Coatings Application and Interior Design & Materials will complete a busy day of interactive and topical discussion, and integrated within the conference there will be several specialist companies exhibiting their products and services during the refreshment and lunch breaks.

On day 2, the subject matters turn to ‘The Future for Captains & Crew’, presenting another packed agenda chaired by Norma Trease, a director of Salmanca Marine’s Port Vell Barcelona Superyacht Marina.

Norma’s extensive background in Superyachts from Chef and licensed mate, to journalist, consultant and active industry committee member will be the perfect grounding for moderating the day’s proceedings, on topics such as Developing a Career Path, Personal Finances for Crew, Dealing with MLC Compliance Issues, Duty of Care Onboard and Chartering Destinations / Regulations.

As at all Quaynote events there will be no shortage of socialising and networking opportunities, with a cocktail party after day 1 sponsored by Jotun Paints Iberia, and an organised trip to Port Adriano Superyacht Marina for complimentary cocktails at the end of day 2 on May 1st.

On Saturday 2nd May bookings are being taken for a friendly round of golf, which has ben pre arranged at the excellent Son Gual Golf Club close to Palma, and for those that wish to learn the game, a 3 hour golf clinic with a top teaching professional has been organised at the same golf course.

A fully detailed brochure covering the entire program can be accessed online at: http://goo.gl/eZRsMO

Online registrations can be completed online at:

www.regonline.com/RR15

www.regonline.com/CREW15

A few sponsorship opportunities are still available.

For details please contact by e.mail: lorna@quaynote.com or peter@quaynote.com

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